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(Updated   July 29 2016
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.0814 billion (1081.4 million)
Mobiles  1056 million 
Landlines: 25.4 million 
Total no. of PCs: 110 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  163 million
(wired: 18 million;   wireless : 145 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

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IT happened in India
  Dun & Bradstreet study suggests Indian economy is growing apace
New Delhi, July 31 2016: Analysts and knowledge provider Dun & Bradstreet, has  released the 2nd edition of its publication 'ManufacturingIndia 2025', in Delhi recently. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, presided over the publication release. ....
Zoho evolves from product suite to developer platform
From V. Sudhakshina Chennai, July 30 2016: Cloud services provider Zoho   has launched an upgrade to its existing CRM solution:  a developer programme and market place.| The Zoho Developers Programme is targeted towards the independent or third party developers, who can create custom built applications or extensions for ZOHO products using the company’s developer tools. ....
Online workflow solution for legal professionals launched
Bangalore, July, 29, 2016. Lexis Practical Guidance, an innovative online workflow-based solution,  has been launched in India, with the support and presence of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and the Indian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA). ...
Millennials will determine what energy providers will deliver finds Accenture study
New Delhi, July 27, 2016: New research by Accenture  finds that  Consumer demand for new energy-related products and services is high, especially for millennials (ages 18-34), demonstrating that this group will drive much of the future value for energy providers. ...
Opera tweaks its mobile browser for Indian tastes
New Delhi, July 26, 2016: A  redesigned version of the Opera Minibrowser exclusively for Android users in India has been launched. ...

Education and e-learning
Qualcomm supports innovation in Indian universities
Bangalore, July 18 2016: Qualcomm Technologies,  has announced the winners of the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) programme in India, which was launched in March 2016. The programme is an extension of the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship that began in the United States in 2009 and has expanded into a global programme that has continued to grow with of the addition of new universities and students. ....
CG Slate, a kids tablet, launched
New Delhi July 9, 2016: Leading educational technology company ConveGenius has  launched an NCERT curriculum-mapped, self-learning tablet, the  CG Slate on Lenovo for   class KG  to 5.. CG Slate is especially designed for Indian kids in order to make learning fun, yet informative. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Mobile first, but not mobile only, for MakeMyTrip
Anshuman Bapna, Chief Product Officer, MakeMyTrip talks about the company’s strategy behind designing products for mobiles before desktop From V. Sudhakshnina Bangalore,  July 1 2016: MakeMyTrip, one of the leading Indian travel companies  and OTAs (online travel agents)  recently announced  an  app-only travel sale, the Great International Getaway. ....
Dolphin RFID and Aman Aviation join to harness radio tags
Mumbai, June  29, 2016:   RFID or Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) is increasingly used by airlines to help identify passenger baggage -- ever since Hong Kong airport pioneered the technology almost a decade ago. Now it is being deployed in India in the aircraft repair and maintenance business: Dolphin RFID, an end-to-end RFID solutions company and Aman Aviation, India’s first Maintenance and Repair Organization (MRO) dealing in repair and overhaul of aircraft components, have joined hands to augment one of India’s most important sectors – civil aviation. ....

Kill the urge to Smoke!
On World  No Tobacco Day, May 31 2016, some inputs by Dr Salik Raza,  Chest Specialist , Park Group of Hospitals 1. Decide to Quit Smoking – Successful quitting can be done by planning and commitment and not by luck. To quit smoke you need to pick the date and mark it on your calendar. ....
e-health and home health care booming, find study
May 11 2016: Technology and strong consumer demand are driving the home healthcare market. The space is dotted with healthcare aggregators, doctor discovery platforms, and start-ups offering home healthcare services. Today, the home healthcare market in India is fragmented and comprises of some exciting start-ups such as Portea Medical, Pramati Care, India Home Healthcare, Unique Home Healthcare, Nightingales, among others. ....
Startup launches healthcare app in Pune
Pune, May 10  2016: Tech start-up ThingsMeet Solutions,  has launched  its  first healthcare App “PRESCRIBEZ” in Pune. ...

Product Pulse
Panasonic Eluga Note plays a double role
 Panasonic's  Eluga Note lets  you juggle  business and leisure Bangalore, July 25 2016: Though smart phones try to be   one stop solution for  all our needs, most of us end up having two separated devices for personal and professional use. ....
New Kindle reader is light on purse, light to handle
July 25 2016: Amazon has veered in just 3 months from its costliest e-book reader to its cheapest. While the  Kindle Oasis, we reviewed here in April, set you back some Rs 24,000,  the  new Kindle, in the same 6-inch screen size,  costs  Rs 5999, weighs  slightly more at 161 grams, offers the same   modest  storage -- 4 GB -- accesses the same online book store of some  3 million titles,  with half a lakh of them priced  from Rs 100 to Rs 300. ....
Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2, Renaissance speaker
Bangalore: July 19  2016: The Singapore-based Creative has long been a respected name for  audio accessories. ...

IT's for you
  Banking meets IT in Toronto this week
July 17 2016: The 3RD BANK-IT EXPO gets underway in Toronto Canada later this week ( July 19).   In  a  volatile  financial  atmosphere  as  the  present,  the  Bank  &  Finance  IT  industry  could  play  a  crucial  rule  that  could mean  the  difference  between  success  and  failure  for  financial  institutions. ....
Orange helps Himachal Pradesh setup green data centre
Indian Data Centre news-2 July 12, 2016: Orange Business Services, the B2B division of the Orange Group, has commissioned a state-of-the-art state data centre for Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) government. This is the first state data centre in the country which has been designed using ‘green’ data centre concepts that minimize power requirements and increase power utilization efficiency. ....
Pi DataCenter earns HIPAA certification
Indian  Data centre news- 1 Hyderabad,  July  12 2016: Within a couple of months of receiving the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certifications, Pi DATACENTERS has been awarded the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance certificate, setting a new benchmark in the industry. ...
India still one of the slowest in Asia, Net connection speed-wise: Akamai report
Bangalore, July 6 2016:Global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, Akamai Technologies, has released its First Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet Report. ...
CA offers free book on microservices architecture
Mumbai, June 26, 2016 – CA Technologies  has announced the publication  of “Microservice Architecture – Aligning Principles, Practices and Culture,” a practical guide to designing and sustaining software systems that use the modular, distributed approach of microservices. ...

IT people
  Deval Parikh is CEO Beetal Teletech
Bangalore, July 19, 2016: Brightstar Corp. has appointed Deval Parikh as the CEO and Director of Beetel Teletech Limited, a Brightstar company. Parikh has more than two decades of experience in the telecommunications and technology domains in both Silicon Valley (U. ....
Kulmeet Bawa to lead Adobe in South Asia
New Delhi,  7, 2016: Adobe has  appointed Kulmeet Bawa as Managing Director for South Asia, taking over from Umang Bedi, who is leaving the company. Kulmeet will begin his role on 24 June 24. Kulmeet will lead Adobe’s customer-facing engagements in India while Shanmugh Natarajan, Executive Director for Adobe India and VP Engineering, Digital Media, will continue to provide Site Leadership to Adobe India with a key focus on important research and development operations. ....
Umang Bedi to head Facebook in India
New Delhi, June 7 2016: Umang Bedi  is to be  Managing Director,  Facebook India taking  over from Kirthiga Reddy, who will be returning to United States to take on a new role at the company’s headquarters at Menlo Park. ...

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When the world is jittery over Brexit, India has reasons to smile; here’s why
The jolt from the Brexit verdict to global financial markets has been near catastrophic, with stocks and currencies bleeding and bonds going into a tailspin. But believe it or not, if you can afford to survive this knee-jerk response of the market with a little bit of patience, still better if you can use these hours of fear and anxiety to position yourself, better things are in store. ECONOMIC TIMES June 25 2016


How ‘140 characters’ became an integral part of the government
Twitter hashtag #SaalEkShuruaatAnek marked the first anniversary of the Modi government, and #TransformingIndia is marking its second.In the journey between these two hashtags, some efforts have been made to ‘transform’ governance through Twitter by Ministers such as Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitharaman and Suresh Prabhu. This is even as many other Ministers use it to announce new programmes and highlight the achievements of the government... Hindu Businessline  May  26 2016

Amazon sets the pace for e-commerce in India
Seattle-based  e-commerce giant Amazon should be happy that even before it turns three in India on June 5, the company has emerged a leader in this market....Flipkart and Snapdeal take a cue from Amazon even as they differ on who is ahead in the race. Mint May 27 2016


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